Rosendal Palace

The Palace Park

Explore the buildings at Rosendal that King Karl XIV Johan had built in the 19th century. Rosendal has signs detailing the history of the buildings, enabling visitors to take a self-guided walk all year round.

The year before King Karl XIV Johan was crowned, he purchased the rural property of Rosendal and had most of the buildings built through his own personal commitment in the 1820s.

His ambition was to promote Swedish craftsmanship and enterprise. The buildings were constructed with technical skill and artistic finesse, allowing the king to show both Swedes and the rest of Europe what could be achieved here in Sweden.

Follow the signs at Rosendal

You can now take a self-guided tour of Rosendal and read about the buildings: architect Fredrik Blom's prefabricated wooden houses, Rosendal Palace and its surrounding buildings, the enormous porphyry urn and the bridge – fitted with prefabricated modules – that enabled King Karl XIV Johan to ride to the military parades at Ladugårdsgärde.

The palace is open during the summer months. The park is ideal for walks and self-guided visits following the park's signage all year round.

Top image by Gomer Swahn/Royalpalaces.se

Porphyry urn in the garden on the waterfront side. Photo: Alexis Daflos/Royalpalaces.se

You can now take a self-guided tour of Rosendal and read about the buildings. Photo: Jan Wahlman/Royalpalaces.se

Rosendal Palace is open during the summer months. The park is ideal for walks and self-guided visits following the park's signage all year round. Photo: Jan Wahlman/Royalpalaces.se

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FAQ

  • Is it possible to take wedding photos in the palace parks?

    It is permitted to take wedding photos for private use in our palace parks. Please respect the following: it is not permitted to set up bulky photography equipment and/or props, to cordon off or drive vehicles onto our park areas or in any other way disturb other park visitors.
    Please note the special stipulations for photography in our Image and Media Gallery.

  • Can I pre-book a ticket for the general palace tours?

    Tickets can be purchased on the same day at any of our ticket offices; no advance purchase available.

  • Are there any storage lockers at the royal palaces?

    The Royal Palace of Stockholm: There are a few storage lockers available at Tickets & Information and in the Tre Kronor Museum. However, we would recommend not bringing any large bags with you. The other royal palaces and visitor attractions: No storage lockers available.

  • Can I take my bag into the royal palaces?

    Small bags are permitted at our visitor attractions. Rucksacks should be carried in your hand or on your front. Do not leave any bags unattended. Bags and cases with wheels are not permitted.

  • Can I take a pushchair into the royal palaces?

    Pushchairs are not permitted indoors.

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